Sika Henry: Sika Henry – disabled sport star

Triathlete and General Secretary of Sika Henry, the UK Paralympic Association (UKPA)

Q: How would you describe your sport to a non-reader?

A: Cycling, swimming, running and triathlon combine to make what I do. My specialty is triathlon and cycling.

Q: What is your biggest challenge?

A: The lack of a properly maintained, skilled and affordable triathlon infrastructure across the UK. There are, however, a number of localised, grassroots and national events that cover a wide range of sporting activities.

Q: Who is your biggest inspiration?

A: Any of the other Paralympians that have achieved worldwide success in such a short space of time. You won’t find many who are more inspirational than Chris Nevill – you watch him and believe in yourself and think, “I can do that too.”

Q: If you hadn’t been a competitor, what would you have been?

A: A school teacher, hoping that sporting achievement can inspire the next generation of kids.

Q: If you could travel back in time, where would you go?

A: Athens in 2004, just to see the impact of Paralympic sport.

Sika Henry is the UKPA’s General Secretary. He also competes in triathlon, cycling and swimming and is a two-time European Triathlon Champion and four-time English Triathlon champion.

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